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Mr Hansen’s Anzac biscuits
½ cup flour
⅓ cup sugar (brown or demerara is best!)
⅔ cup finely desiccated coconut
¾ cup rolled oats
50g butter
1 tbsp golden syrup
½ tsp baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
2 tbsp boiling water
1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. Mix together flour, sugar, coconut and rolled oats.
3. Melt butter and golden syrup. Dissolve baking soda in the boiling water and add to butter and golden syrup. Stir butter mixture into the dry ingredients.
4. Place level tablespoonfuls of mixture onto cold greased trays and flatten with a fork. These don't spread as they bake so you can place them close together.
5. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden. Leave on the tray for 5 minutes then place on a wire rack to cool.
or his Hokey Pokey biscuits
125g butter
½ cup sugar
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 tbsp milk
1½ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. Combine the butter, sugar, golden syrup and milk in a saucepan over a medium heat. Heat until the butter is melted and the mixture is almost boiling, stirring constantly.
3. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool to lukewarm. Sift the flour and baking soda together, add to the cooled mixture and stir well.
4. Roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls, place on the prepared tray and press down with a floured fork.
5. Bake for 15–20 minutes or until golden brown. Leave on the tray for 1–2 minutes then place on a wire rack to cool.

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